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The European Union urged Russia to accept responsibility for the catastrophe Malaysian “Boeing” over the Donbas in the summer of 2014. This is stated in the statement of the Council of Europe.
“The EU calls on Russia to take responsibility for the disaster and to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation. The European Union expresses its full confidence in the independence and professionalism of legal procedures,” the statement said. In addition, the Council of Europe welcomed the information that the Dutch authorities will launch criminal proceedings against four suspected of involvement in the plane crash.
At the end of June the Minister of foreign Affairs of Malaysia Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said that Kuala Lumpur considers an international investigation of the Boeing completed. According to him, the authorities did not see conclusive evidence against the suspects in the tragedy.
“Boeing-777” Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17, crashed in the Donetsk region in the summer of 2014. All 298 people on Board were killed. Of involvement in the plane crash international investigation suspects four people, including three Russians and a Ukrainian. Charges will be brought against, in particular, the former Minister of defence self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic, a retired officer of the FSB of Russia Igor Girkin known under the name of Shooters. It is expected that the court in this case held in the spring of 2020.
The Russian foreign Ministry called the accusations “totally unfounded” and stressed that the investigation team has not provided any concrete evidence of the involvement of the Russian side to disaster.
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